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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

McCabe v McCabe – High Court rejects claim to invalidate mother’s last will

Thursday, 05 November 2015

The recent case of McCabe v McCabe [2015] All ER 248, which concerned a dispute between two brothers over their late mother’s last will, sheds new light on the Court's approach when considering the test for testamentary capacity.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Will shipping containers solve the problem of unaffordable housing?

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Rising rent, especially in urban areas, has become a world-wide problem forcing people to move further out of the cities they work in.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Not Left Yet - do temporarily laid off employees still transfer under TUPE?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that workers who were temporarily laid off prior to a service provision change were still part of an organised grouping of employees for the purposes of TUPE and therefore could transfer to the new contractor.


Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Who's that trip-trapping over my school's reputation?

Monday, 12 October 2015

Having a pop at independent schools seems to be very much in vogue for the mainstream media at present. Combined with the ease with which any member of the public can now post comments in


Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Status - Worker, Employee or Neither?

Friday, 26 June 2015

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision has considered the employment status of a GP who sought to bring whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and discrimination complaints.


Articles & Blogs Aerospace & Defence

Who are your "People with Significant Control"? You have to tell Companies House

Thursday, 04 August 2016

Companies in the Aerospace and Defence sector and the people that control them must now identify and report 'People with Significant Control' to Companies House.


Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Revolutionary Cheaper Hi-Tech Pill to Collect Gut Samples

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A hi-tech pill being developed by Oxford University may change the way intestinal diseases are tested in the near future.


Articles & Blogs Higher Education

Immigration - Latest News for Tier 4 Sponsors and Students

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Home Office has recently introduced a new online application service for Tier 4 students applying for leave from within the UK.

Immigration - Latest News for Tier 4 Sponsors and Students

Articles & Blogs Recruitment

Important Changes to the Rules on Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, contractors engaged by an employment intermediary will find it more difficult to claim tax and National Insurance relief on their travel and subsistence expenses.


Articles & Blogs Charities

The 2015 Fundraising Controversy - MPs Blame Trustees

Thursday, 04 February 2016

The discovery of unethical fundraising practices by the Daily Mail in the summer of 2015 sparked an inquiry by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee into the regulation of charity fundraising and the role of trustees.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

The Office of the Public Guardian Continues to Implement Changes to Improve Professional Deputy Supervision and Support

Thursday, 05 November 2015

Following on from our last publication in August 2015 in respect of the new standards for professional deputies, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has reported on further changes to improve deputy supervision and support.


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

To buy or not to buy?

Thursday, 29 October 2015

New research has found that it is cheaper to buy than it is to rent in more than one-third of cities in the UK.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Family Business Disputes - Do you need to litigate?

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Like many other businesses, family businesses can unfortunately become involved in disputes.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Has working time been extended to include travel to and from work?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

A recent case has looked at the extent to which workers could argue that their first and final trips of the working day, to and from their place of work, could be considered 'working time' for the purposes of the EU Working Time directive.